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Meeting - 8/25/2016

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Participants: Irem, Modupe, Maddy, Mengxi

  1. BiSA attended the New Graduate Student Resource Fair and informed the new students about the organization.
    • Eight new members were registered to BiSA.

  2. BiSA will participate in the preparation of a video series about Illumina and PacBio sequencing.
    • Dr. Schmidt will be contacted for the potential meeting dates.

  3. Two social events will be organized for September.
    • Picnic is scheduled for September 16th.
    • The second movie night for "PhD Movie - 2" will be planned.
      • Katie will be contacted for the class schedules.
  4. This year's BiSA invited seminar speaker Dr. Francisco De La Vega will present on December 5, 2016.
  5. With the joint effort of CISters and BiSA, ACM-W chapter has been started at UD.
    • The first meeting for this effort will be held on September 12, 2016.

  6. New Bioinformatics students will be welcomed by BiSA officers at the Graduate Student Orientation.
    • Irem will talk about BiSA at the CIS Graduate Student Orientation.

  7. BiSA will organize an informal Unix/Biomix basics workshop at the end of the semester for the new students.
  8. The next BiSA meeting will be on September 9th at 10:30am.